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Media MentionMarch 12, 2018

Abortion - 12 Week Recommendations

This week, the Cabinet signed off on the wording for the referendum on the Eighth Amendment. It will ask voters whether or not the amendment should be repealed and replaced with new wording to be added to the Constitution.

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Media MentionMarch 6, 2018

In Ireland, A Vote Is Expected This Spring On Expanding Abortion Rights

In May, Ireland plans to hold a referendum on whether to change its laws and allow unrestricted abortion up to 12 weeks into a pregnancy. The referendum, whose exact date has not yet been set, will ask voters whether they want to repeal the Eighth Amendment of the Irish Constitution, which outlaws abortion.

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NewsJanuary 8, 2018

What's in Store for 2018? LBJ Faculty Make Their Predictions

After an eventful 2017, what's in store for the new year? Professors from the LBJ School offer their best predictions, explaining what to keep an eye on and what may be at stake. 

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NewsDecember 15, 2017

LBJ School Semester in Review: Fall 2017

The LBJ School students’ visit with former Vice President Joe Biden made the cover of The Daily Texan’s Semester in Review. Here are some more highlights from a great semester at the LBJ School.

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Media MentionNovember 15, 2017

LBJ's Abigail Aiken Uses Data to Inform One of Texas' Most Heated Policy Debates

Dr. Abigail Aiken, an assistant professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, has dedicated her career to researching factors that affect sexual and reproductive health, including one of the most highly charged issues in society, access to abortion.

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Media MentionOctober 12, 2017

Desperate women ‘using coat hangers’ to abort pregnancies

Representatives of the World Health Organisation (WHO) have told the Oireachtas abortion committee that Ireland’s abortion laws did not meet international safety standards.

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Media MentionOctober 12, 2017

Legal uncertainties surround abortion law options, committee warned

The Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment has been warned that there are significant legal uncertainties inherent in all of the six options that the committee is examining for changing the law on abortion.

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Media MentionOctober 11, 2017

Patient died travelling home after abortion, Rotunda master says

LBJ Professor Abigail Aiken provides testimony to Ireland's Oireachtas Committee, citing clinical risks to the Eighth Amendment. 

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NewsSeptember 20, 2017

Despite Legal Abortion in Great Britain, Women Cite Access Barriers, New Research Finds

Some women are seeking abortion services outside the formal health care system in Great Britain, where abortion is legally available, citing reasons such as access barriers, privacy concerns and controlling circumstances, according to new research from Abigail Aiken, an assistant professor at the LBJ School at UT Austin.

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Media MentionJune 30, 2017

Despite FDA Rule, Teens May Struggle To Get Morning-After-Pill

 It’s been almost five years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration made emergency contraception available without a prescription for all consumers, but a new study suggests it may not be any easier for some teens to buy the drug at pharmacies. LBJ Professor Abigail Aiken discusses. 

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